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23 January 2017
                       
 
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Gambia's Jammeh offered last chance for peaceful exit before troops advance
POLITICS
West African leaders said it was no longer possible for Gambia's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to stay in power as regional military forces stood ready to advance on the capital Banjul on Friday....
 
 
GCIS: Cyril Ramaphosa concludes productive working visit to World Economic Forum
STATEMENT
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday concluded his productive visit to Davos with his participation in the World Economic Forum (WEF) session: Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders...
 
 
The questionable legality of military intervention in The Gambia
THE CONVERSATION
With tensions rising in The Gambia, a coalition of states have deployed forces along the country’s borders, poised to launch a military intervention should President Yahya Jammeh refuse to cede...
 
 
Ramaphosa concludes ‘productive’ visit to Davos
WEF 2017
South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his visit to the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, where he delivered the message that South...
 
 
New Gambia president Adama Barrow takes oath in Senegal
POLITICS
Gambian President Adama Barrow has taken the oath of office in neighbouring Senegal, while the country's defeated longtime ruler refuses to step down from power, deepening a political crisis....
 
 
Municipalities given until month end to clear electricity arrears
ELECTRICITY
Eskom has been asked to give municipalities with outstanding bills until the end of the month to settle their accounts before switching off the lights, Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown...
 
 
IPID conducts raid on acting top police chief's home
INVESTIGATION
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) conducted a search and seizure raid on Thursday on the private residence of Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane. News24...
 
 
Power battle lines
ELECTRICITY
The delicate balancing of the factional interests within the African National Congress (ANC) was a significant feature of the National Executive Committee’s 105th anniversary statement. It was even...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza visits family of Soweto fire toddlers
What's On
Gauteng Department of Social Development (GDSD) MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza will visit the family of Ntando Mokoena whose three children died in a shack fire yesterday. The MEC said she will be...
 
 
State 'not seeking surveillance' with cybersecurity bill
LEGISLATION
The Cabinet-approved cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill’s final draft will not give any power for the State Security Agency (SSA) to control the internet or spy on local users. This is according to...
 
 
Gambia's Barrow to take oath in Senegal embassy as regional troops gather
POLITICS
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, officials said, as West African troops prepared to back him in a showdown with a...
 
 
West African forces poised for Gambia intervention as leader's mandate ends
POLITICS
West African troops were poised to intervene in Gambia on Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expired and overnight talks to convince him to stand down failed. Senegal has deployed...
 
 
GCIS: Statement by John Jeffrey on Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill
STATEMENT
Technological advances have been gone beyond our wildest imagination. But with great technological advances, come greater risks. Research shows that our country’s comparatively high levels of...
 
 
High stakes as West Africa prepares military action against Gambia's Jammeh
THE CONVERSATION
In further escalation of the post-election crisis in The Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end. The...
 
 
South Sudan: why the international community needs to act urgently
THE CONVERSATION
The international community is focused on defeating ISIS, dealing with the Syrian conflict and the refugee crisis on their doorsteps as well as home grown terrorism. But, now more than ever, it...
 
 
 
                       
 
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